Criterion Collection: Sunday Bloody Sunday [Blu-ray]  [US Import]
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The film was directed by John Schlesinger as his follow-up to the Oscar-winning "Midnight Cowboy." It's a solid drama of obvious interest for its early, relatively non-judgmental depiction of a gay relationship. Of note, the relationships are handled with sensitivity but are also interesting and complex. The Penelope Gilliatt-penned script (her only film) is top-notch and received numerous awards (National Society of Film Critics, Writers Guild of America) as well as an Oscar nomination.
Finch and Jackson turn in very good performances, which were rewarded with Oscar nominations. Although Murray Head's performance is often criticized for being bland, I think that his cipher-like qualities works well here; you're not supposed to fully understand exactly what Jackson or Finch see in him. Although it's reflective of its era, the film holds up fairly well. Overall, "Sunday, Bloody Sunday" is an interesting exploration of adult relationships - straight or gay.
I cannot recommend this film to much. So many of the asides, caught as it were out of the corner of the camera's eye, are priceless, but what I appreciate most of all (and speaking for a moment as a gay man), and what I think is truly ground breaking, is the portrayel of `the homosxual' without being victimised or sterotyped, the moral equivalence between Jackson and Finch's love - indeed their moral dilemma - is perfectly drawn. And in the final voice to camera scene at the end, Finch remains one of the great actors of cinema.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is the greatest film I have ever seen. Glenda Jackson is supreme in this.Published 14 days ago by Steven Landy
Strange film.im a peter finch fan but this didn't work for me. Him acting being gay & Jewish rather strange.not worth seeing.its gone to the charity boxPublished 2 months ago by Michael I.
1971 was a bit of an annus mirabilis for gay cinema, seeing the releases of Sunday Bloody Sunday in Britain and Les Amis in France (and also Death in Venice and Pink Narcissus). Read morePublished 2 months ago by schumann_bg
John Schlesinger’s 1971 film provides a subtle, if rather distant, take on the foibles and sensitivities of relationships among the 'professional classes’ in post-60s Britain. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Keith M
Thinking about Murray Head's "Bob" character at the centre of the love triangle always reminds me, for some reason, of contemporary real life rebels such as Chris Searle... Read morePublished 3 months ago by david
loved glenda jackson in her early days as an actress, this film was great in its day but now it is obviously dated and has lost its sparkle.Published 6 months ago by Eric Hardwick
This film was today as good as i thought it when it first came out so many years ago. My only reservation is the quality of the film colours, there were quite a few episodes when i... Read morePublished 7 months ago by annemarie